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Indian Trail Real Estate

Indian Trail can trace its beginnings to the 1750s and the establishment of a trade route between Petersburg, Virginia, and the Waxhaw Indian settlement. It was founded on March 12, 1861, and went from being a trading town to gold mining to an agricultural center. Then later it transformed again into a transportation hub when the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad was built between Charlotte and Monroe. Indian Trail was officially incorporated in 1907. During the 1960s and 1970s, the town had transformed again to become a popular suburb of Charlotte, the town has seen enormous growth in recent years, going from a population of 2,000 in 1990 to 38,000 in just 20 years.

The ease and accessibility to Charlotte has made Indian Trail a popular choice for many who call it home, who also appreciate the town for the rural environment it offers. It is the largest town in Union County, and today the population is 38,882. Many people look at the town as one of the best places to live in North Carolina. 

With highly-rated schools, it is no wonder that many families choose to make Indian Trail their home. There are many young professionals living here as well. Most of the population owns their home, with just 16% renting.

Many online commenters give it high marks, remarking on how many things there are to do despite it being a somewhat small town and how excellent the schools are. (

Best Restaurants

The Bridge Restaurant
The Trail House
Sun Valley Cafe
Mia Famiglia Pizzeria
La Unica

Area Attractions

Wise Acres Organic Strawberry Farm
Sweet Union Brewing
Country Time Equestrian


Elementary Schools
Middle Schools
High Schools

Medical Facilities

Atrium Health Indian Trail Family Medicine
Carolinas Health Care System Imaging
Atrium Health Dove


Crooked Creek Park
Crossing Paths Park
Fred Kirby Park
Squirrel Lake Park


Sun Valley Commons
The Shops at Sun Valley
Union Town Center Shopping